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In this article, we are going to be looking at some of the numerous jamb questions students ask and also provide answers to them. I’m not going to bore you with too many Jamb CBT talk. Just straight to the answers.
What is computer based test (CBT)?
The computer-based test is the administration of an examination using a computer. This format is flexible in that the test can be taken at a different time and different locations.
Why computer based test (CBT)?
CBT makes for a more accurate, precise and fair assessment of the candidates.
What are the benefits of CBT?
- It can give immediate feedback.
- It is accurate and offers automated analysis of results.
- It is fair.
- It is more secure.
- It is the global best practice.
What are CBT centres?
CBT centres are examination locations across the country where candidates can take Computer Based Tests CBT). These centres are equipped with modern infrastructure that would enable the conduct of CBT.
Where are the test centres located?
CBT centres are located in all the 36 states of the federation and the FCT.
Are these centres well equipped for CBT?
Yes, the centres are well-equipped for CBT.
What does the test centre look like?
A room equipped with computers connected to the internet or intranet (Local Area Network).
Are the test centres conducive for CBT?
Yes. The UTME accredited professional test centres are certified and equipped to international standards to facilitate a comfortable environment conducive for e-testing. All equipment is provided and there are technical support staff who are available to assist candidates at any time during the examination.
How many candidates are attached to a computer?
A candidate is assigned to a computer.
Are international testing centres available?
Yes, UTME accredited testing centres are available in all the 6 countries where JAMB conducts its examinations (United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Republic of Benin, Cameroun, Ghana and Cote ‘De Voire).
Are computer based tests secure?
Yes. The extensive computerized encryption systems make breaking into the test virtually impossible. Also, test centres make it very difficult for candidates to bring in unauthorized materials.
How do I start the test?
You are expected to first key in the registration number into the computer and click on “Next”. You are to read and follow the instructions that come up. Now, click on “Start Exam”.
How do I key in my answers on a computer-based test?
Answers to questions may be entered into the computer in either of two ways. You may key in answers by clicking on the option you believe to be the answer or typing in the letter of the option. Answers are recorded directly into the computer.
May I review my answers or skip questions and answer them later when taking a CBT?
Yes. You may review and change your answers after they have been entered into the computer during the examination or after you have attempted to answer all the questions before final submission.
How do I know the time I have spent on my examination?
The time will be displayed on the computer screen during the examination.
If there is a power failure would it affect my timing?
No. There will be power back-up with alternative power supply and your test will return to the exact place where you stopped. All questions are saved upon answering them.
How do I end the test?
When you have answered and reviewed all the questions. You would be required to press the S button. Another box will ask you to confirm that you are ready to end the test. Once you confirm that you want to end by pressing Y, the test will close and you will not be able to regain entry.
Will there be AUDIOVISUALS on the computer based test?
That depends on the test being taken. If visuals contribute to the test, they will be shown on the screen with the text of thee questions or in a separate window.
Can I practise taking the CBT before the actual examination?
Yes, you can practise taking the test during the mock exam.
Is knowledge of computer programming necessary to take a test on the computer?
No. The test administration program only requires you to be able to use the mouse or keyboard to answer questions.
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